By: Rizoh UGK (Bun B and Pimp C) have finally scored their first ever No.1 album. The duo’s latest opus, Underground Kingz sold 160,000 (Nielsen SoundScan) units in the United States to top the chart ahead of Plies, who came in at No.2. The album’s success was fueled by the popularity of UGK’s monstrous collaboration with OutKast, “International Players Anthem.” The group’s last album, 2001′s Dirty Money, debuted at No. 18 with 98,000.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it is a different Kim this time but it turns out Ray J and the Queen B are working on a new movie..and we not talking a romantic comedy here either…I guess if you can’t make money any other way you need to diversify right?
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been awhile since we heard from D12, but now group member, Bizarre is set to make some noise. He’ll be dropping his new album, “Blue Cheese n’ Coney Island,” on Koch Records on October 9th. The album will feature appearances from Tech N9ne, King Gordy, and others. "I named it ‘Blue Cheese ‘n’ Coney Island’ basically because in Detroit we’re known for our Coney Islands (hot dogs)," Bizarre said. "A lot of people that visit there may think it’s nasty, but only a true Detroiter can appreciate that. I still live in Atlanta, but if you’re from Detroit, you just can’t get it out of your system. So I have to go back every two weeks or so to stay in tune. I’m just a Detroit guy." The first single is “Fat Boy”, produced by Jeff Bass, who worked with Eminem in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In an effort to promote his upcoming album, “The Barry Adrien Reese Story (B.A.R.S.),” Cassidy is looking for the dopest emcees. He’s asking his fans to give him a call, drop your hottest 16 bars, and have a chance to appear in one of his upcoming videos, a mixtape, or if it’s hot enough maybe the next album. The Cassidy Rap Battle contest is 10 weeks and is divided into three rounds. During each round, fans have a week to call Cassidy at 215.701.0998 and spit their hottest verse. The following week, Cassidy will choose his top three rappers from the round, and fans then call in and vote for their favorite of the three. The following week, Cassidy will announce the winner of that round, and then move on to the next round. The winners of each (there will be three) round will then battle live during a conference call with Cassidy, where he will decide the Rap Battle Champion. For more info call 215.701.0998.
By: Hot Gossip Gal When oh when is Foxy going to calm her ass down and get back in the studio. She turned herself in to cops yesterday after attacking her neighbor on the corner of Carlton and Prospect in BK. Foxy was getting real handy with her blackberry it turns out which she attacked her victim with. Looks like she could be sharing a cell with Remy who was up in court yesterday on attempted murder charges…Remy is back in court on the 29th of Nov. Ladies please get your shit together
By: Hot Gossip Gal Word on the streets is that Dame Dash reached out to Jay Z to borrow some money. I mean we ain’t talking a Benjamin here either. Word is Dame asked Jay for 5 mill and Jay helped out his boy out…finding it hard to believe that Dame would reach out to Jay even if he did need the money..but that is the word..if it is true wonder what Dame is looking to do with that 5 mill….
By: Rizoh Even though “Us Placers” is the only song in the CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers) catalog, the trio of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Lupe Fiasco are planning on releasing a full-length album. Lupe, who performed “Us Placers” at Lollapalooza, told Billboard that all the details are being fleshed out behind the scenes. “Whoever is going to pay is going to pay a whole hell of a lot. Everybody is excited, but “Us Placers” is the only record we have.” Fiasco also hinted at early retirement, stating that he’s no longer excited about rapping. “I’ve been doing it for seven years. I still don’t think I’m famous. I’ll do what I have to do to promote my next album, but I’m not enthused about doing seven albums. I’ll do my three, and then I am going to keep moving to the next phase of life and maybe grow trees.” His sophomore album, The Cool, is scheduled for release on November 20th.
By: Rizoh Foxy Brown has left Def Jam Records to start her own independent label. Brown’s imprint, Black Rose Entertainment, will be distributed through indy giants Koch Records. With the label politics behind her, Foxy can now focus on what the fans really care about: releasing her long-delayed comeback album. The LP, now dubbed Brooklyn’s Don Diva, will be her first CD since regaining her hearing. “I’ve always been a symbol of independence as a female in music,” said Foxy Brown in a statement. “My brand is already established, millions of my records have already been sold, and I have a fan base already loyal, after 13 years at Def Jam, I felt it was time as a matured business woman to move on and continue my brand under the roof of something I own.” It’s been a long wait for hip-hop fans and even Foxy will agree. “I have two albums of music recorded, and my fans have waited long enough,I’m back b****es!!!” The first single from Brooklyn’s Don Diva will hit the airwave within the next few weeks, with album arriving inDecember.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Two of my fave girls need to check their stylists on these looks. I know its all about expression but seriously..
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah looks like Havoc is a lil mad with the south right now and TI. He was running his mouth on Whoo Kids show the other day about how ‘TI needs to get off his own d**k’..wonder what has Havoc talking shit right now about TIP. Mad because Tip sells units? He has a thing for Tiny? Mad because Tip appeared on the One Blood remix? Pissed because Tip played is boy Yayo at some award show when he was working the crowd? Well whatever, the lil man is mad at Tip bout something.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Fans are pretty much aware that any movie the Snoop Dogg plays in, his character will be close to who he is as a rapper. From a gangster in “Training Day” and “Baby Boy” to a pimp in “Starsky & Hutch”, it’s not much of a stretch for Snoop. But now the Doggfather has been cast in the romantic comedy “The Golden Door” which also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Sarah Roemer and Joseph Cross. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film follows a blue-collar nursing student played by Cross ("Running With Scissors") who’s forced to quit school after his father dies in a freak handball accident. His uncle finds him a job as a doorman in a swank Manhattan apartment building, leading to an unlikely romance with a young resident, played by Roemer ("Disturbia"). Cook will play the sister who encourages Cross’ relationship, much to the dismay of the girl’s mother. Snoop Dogg plays the slick doorman who hazes his new co-worker and shows him the ropes. Filming is set to begin in September with a 2008 release date.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno According to Little Brother their last album, “The Minstrel Show,” didn’t do the number they wanted. So Phonte and Pooh told 9th Wonder that they want to rhyme over other people’s beats. They also told Atlantic Records they wre done doing the major label thing and went back to ABB Records. Now they’re gearing up to drop their new album, “Getback,” this fall. The album features production from Hi-Tek, Nottz, Illmind, Mr. Porter and 9th Wonder is still around as well. Lil Wayne, Jozeemo and Darien Brockington also make appearances. “I think this is the closest we could get to the feeling and energy we had when we made our first record” Pooh said in a statement. “Back in 2001 no one knew who we were or that we were even making music. Fast forward to 2007, fresh off Atlantic, the three man group now a duo, people either counted us out or don’t know what to expect anymore. That gave us the freedom to be just that, free.” The album is set to drop on September 25, but there’s no word on a first single or video.
By: Hot Gossip Gal It is coming..the diss aimed at Curtis from Lil Wayne. The track which is produced by Streetrunner is going to hit airwaves/Internet within the next couple of weeks. Maybe after Sept 11th might be best as Wayne starts serious promotion for The Carter III which is said to drop before the year end. Why give Curtis free promo?
By: Rizoh Ludacris has teamed up with Seattle SuperSonics forward Damien Wilkins to host a free concert in Atlanta. The Ludacris & Friends Strength in Numbers Concert, designed to uplift and unite the community, will be held September 2nd. Guest performers will include Ludacris, Chingy, Ne-Yo, and Shareefa. NBA stars Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, and, of course, Damien Wilkins will also be in attendance. The after-party will take place at The Opera Nightclub, located at 1150 Peachtree St NE in Atlanta, GA.
By: Rizoh If you thought that success has slowed Cee-Lo Green down one bit, think again. Cee-Lo, one third of the Goodie Mob, is working on three different albums at the same time. The most prominent one is obviously the follow up to Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 epic St. Elsewhere. He recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he wants the music to happen as organically as it did the first time. But the untitled Gnarls Barkley album isn’t the only thing keeping Cee-Lo busy these days. In addition to recording his first solo disc since 2004’s Cee-Lo Green…Is the Soul Machine, he’s also in the studio with his newly reunited Goodie Mob family.
iHipHop Blog Team